Unlawful Interference Boeing 737-86J (WL) TC-CPV, Wednesday 23 December 2015
ASN logo

Date:Wednesday 23 December 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-86J (WL)
Owner/operator:Pegasus Airlines
Registration: TC-CPV
MSN: 36884/3732
Year of manufacture:2011
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-7B26E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) -   Turkey
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Confidence Rating:
Three aircraft were damaged by explosions at the Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Turkey.
One aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 registered TC-CPV, was parked at gate 206. Two ground crew members were injured by the blast; one died of her injuries.
Another aircraft was damaged at gate 201, about 350 m away from gate 206. A third aircraft was reportedly damaged while parked at spot 17 on the apron. Photos show shrapnel damage to an aircraft window and wing.

Istanbul's Anatolia Chief Public Prosecutor's Office reported that four mortar rounds were fired on from a forested area around two kilometers from the airport.
On 27 December 2015, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) claimed responsibility for the explosion, announcing that it was a retaliation for the Turkish Army's continued military operations in Kurdish populated cities in the south-east.

The aircraft was repaired and test flown on May 14, 2016 and re-entered service a day later.


Airport Haber

Revision history:


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314